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Heart and Bone Health: Better Health

Better Health issue 34 magazine

Welcome to the twelfth year of BETTER Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. In this issue, you will find a variety of new features presented in a new, more relaxed design that is easier to read. A new feature is the Bumrungrad patient stories – which is meant to inspire many – and articles on nutrition, exercise, and new technologies to help you live a healthy life.

Highlights from This Issue


In this issue we focus on heart health and the treatment options for patients with aortic valve stenosis, followed by the new studies on heart and bone diseases in our Health Briefs column. And if you want to know whether aging patients can have bypass surgery, the Q & A column has the answer.

TAVI: an alternative treatment

These days, patients with high-risk aortic heart valve disease, particularly the elderly, can regain a better quality of life with more choices than ever before.

Thai Hospital, World Standards

Bumrungrad plays an important role in the growth of Thailand’s healthcare industry with its Collaboration of Expertise, and providing our services at the highest quality and safety standards.

Because success is not coincidental, Netipong Srithong chooses only the best.

Because success is not coincidental Netipong Srithong chooses only the best

Preparing your body for a marathon

Marathon running is classified as an endurance sport, requiring muscular strength and endurance, as well as a robust cardiovascular system, where the runner performs repetitive movements

Technologies for Healthy Living

If you think the effort it takes to live healthy is too demanding, Better Health has discovered some gadgets that may make things a bit easier for you.

Get to know our doctors

Providing the highest standards of patient care requires a hospital-wide commitment and professional expertise. Meet four Bumrungrad doctors who share their thoughts on a range of healthcare topics. Bumrungrad’s medical staff includes over 1,300 world-class doctors of high caliber, with outstanding professional credentials and advanced training across the full spectrum of medical sub-specialties.

Foods for a healthy heart

Although cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death among the world’s population in recent years, it’s possible to prevent it simply by eating the right foods in accordance with the principles of nutrition. This issue of Better Health offers guidance on nutrition for heart health and treatment from Bumrungrad International Hospital’s dietitian team.

Health Briefs

Until recently, the medical community believed that body mass protects bones, but new data reveals that overweight people, including patients with type-2 diabetes, are actually at a higher risk of bone fractures than people of normal weight.

Q & A

In this issue of Better Health, Bumrungrad cardiology and orthopedic specialists answer questions about cholesterol levels and coronary thrombosis, weight and bone mass, and how a person’s age may impact the decision of having bypass surgery.

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